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You’ve heard of following the Yellow Brick Road, but how about following the Mural Brick Road.
It’s the newest and most fun way to explore Ashland.
On walls all across the county, from Butternut to Madeline island.
“They’re life-size, and they’re all about people that lived here at one time, worked hard as this lumber jack mural depicts,” Mari Beth Monroe, of the Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce, said.
Two local artists, have literally, painted the town.
“There’s the military mural, one of the newest ones a couple years ago, the Ore Dock mural, which tugged at all of our hearts. To have the Ore Dock now in beautiful life-size print on one of our brownstone buildings,” Monroe said.
Most of the 20 murals are in an eight-block business district, in Downtown Ashland.
So you can walk or drive around and just check them all out, and the natural beauty of Ashland, is a scene in itself.
“We have a beautiful lake to look at. We have sunsets that are probably some of the most beautiful sunsets you’ll ever see in the world because as the sun sets it glistens off of the beautiful, big, blue lake,” Monroe said.
So whether, you’re into fishing.
“We are a four season fishing destination here in Ashland, we’re also known as the premiere, world-class, small-mouth bass fisheries anywhere,” Monroe said.
“Our downtown is alive and well, our shopping is great,” Monroe said.
Monroe assures us, it’s a destination worth checking out.
“Our lake is beautiful, it’s a great place to visit without a doubt.”
To learn more about the murals or to plan your trip, Go to www.muralbrickroad .com.